Samburu families to get KFS support

Kenya Forest announce deploy five lorries to ferry needy families voluntarily leaving Kirisia Forest in Samburu County.

The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has offered to help move families that decided to leave Kirisia Forest voluntarily.

In a tweet yesterday, KFS said it has provided five lorries and personnel to help move the families.

The families had made the request for help to Cabinet Secretary for Forestry Keriako Tobiko during a tree planting campaign on December 30, 2019.

“The five lorries have been made available," read the KFS tweet.

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KFS will also work closely with other agencies to develop tree nurseries."

In December 2019, more than 10,000 families who had encroached on the forest offered to leave voluntarily.

A tree planting exercise was launched in the same month that saw 11,000 seedlings planted.

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Families which had not vacated the forest were allowed 30 more days to leave.

Kirisia Forest is a source of 10 rivers. There are four more water towers in Samburu - Kirisia Hills, Mathews Range, Mt Nyiru and Ndotos.

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